Media all over the world reported earlier this week that a family in Sardinia is the oldest family in the world (officially accepted as such by the Guinness Book of World Records), with a combined age of 818. ‘Years of research’ led to the discovery of this family, according to the news reports. It didn’t take long before a Dutch family was found that had a combined age of 825.
However, that is definitely NOT the oldest family in the world either. My mother was part of a family with 16 brothers and sisters. 13 of them are still alive, my mother being the youngest. The Kraan family has a combined age of 928 years, and counting…
Below you can find all the names and ages.
Coincidentally, we recently had a family reunion. All brothers, sisters, their spouses, children and grandchildren were invited. Over 70 people attended. I made a picture of all 7 brothers that are still alive. I didn’t make one of the women, since 3 sisters weren’t at the reunion. Here two pictures of the reunion, more can be found on this website.
A full overview of the Kraan family and their spouses/children can be found here.
Anny (my mother) 64
I am guessing there are even older families, but I don’t know those of course, I only know about my mother’s family. Big family indeed, with 16 people. My father was ‘only’ part of a family of 10 children. 😉